100 episodes

Tell a young person what to do - play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand - and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, and the impact will be far more effective and long lasting. Based on interviews with over 100 people from around the world and from all walks of life as they reflect on their most profound and unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. The lessons help teach 23 powerful character traits that will help your child grow into the adult you'll be proud to call your own.

Character Traits from Parenting with a Story: ambition, open-mindedness, creativity, curiosity & learning, courage, integrity, self-reliance, grit, hard work, self-confidence, money & delayed gratification, health, positive mental attitude, dealing with loss, kindness, patience, fairness & justice, humility, respect for others, friendship, social intelligence, forgiveness & gratitude, appreciation of beauty.

Parenting with a Story Podcast | Real-life lessons in character for parents and children to share Paul Smith: bestselling author, trainer, and keynote speaker on leadership, storytelling, parenting, and character development.

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Tell a young person what to do - play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand - and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, and the impact will be far more effective and long lasting. Based on interviews with over 100 people from around the world and from all walks of life as they reflect on their most profound and unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. The lessons help teach 23 powerful character traits that will help your child grow into the adult you'll be proud to call your own.

Character Traits from Parenting with a Story: ambition, open-mindedness, creativity, curiosity & learning, courage, integrity, self-reliance, grit, hard work, self-confidence, money & delayed gratification, health, positive mental attitude, dealing with loss, kindness, patience, fairness & justice, humility, respect for others, friendship, social intelligence, forgiveness & gratitude, appreciation of beauty.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Sungsurfer949 ,

Just words, yet everything!

Paul is providing a valued service and stories for not only teaching our children about honor, integrity, and grit, but important reminder for the adult reader about our obligations to the young. These stories will captivate your children and the lessons learned will be a moral compass for them to rely upon to make independent decisions. Keep up the great work Paul! -Sung

BDavis41085 ,

Cannot get enough!

These stories are so compelling, visual, emotional, and thought-provoking that can't help but listen to the next one and the next one. I binged on the first four episodes and had to play them through my speakers in my room in order to keep listening while I got dressed for work one morning. Super easy to listen to!

Kristin Pedemonti ,

Lessons for Life Delivered with Heartfelt & Helpful Stories

Once again Paul Smith delivers truly helpful life lessons with collaborative stories culled from so many real life encounters and interviews, his tone is sincere, the stories are REAL and deeply heartfelt and impactful. Looking forward to every episode as it unfolds. A great podcast not only for parents but for People! (Yes, parents are people, too!) :)

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